Monday, May 21, 2012

It is Starting to Get Colder

Things are going good here in South Africa and yes it is starting to get a lot colder. The teaching is going good though. We have about 6 people planning on getting baptized in June but I think only 3 will really be ready. The less actives we have been seeing are still the same though. It is frustrating that some people just cant forgive and forget or are just to prideful to admit they were wrong but it is a labor of love and I love it. It is teaching me patience and long-suffering for sure :). I love and miss you and cant wait to write more next week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Gospel Continues to Amaze Me

Things have been going really good this week for us in our area. We have been working very hard and have accomplished almost all our goals that we set and this week is look just as good.
The Gospel continues to amaze me. That was an amazing story that Dusty told and at the same time terrifying. I could not imagine having such an experience.. Its funny how being on mission really makes you have the desire to have a family and to be closer to the family you already have. Most missionaries I have spoken to have always expressed that if they could go back in time they would spend more time with their families and I wish the same thing. I never truly realized how awesome and great our Family is. I miss you all so much but I know where I am at is where I need to be and I am loving it. Seeing families drawn together because of the gospel is amazing and beautiful. I feel everyday the need to progress even more and learn more. It is so true that we are able to be taught directly from God. He wants to teach us and help us in any way possible if we but let Him and search out those righteous desires of our hearts. I love you mom. I know that Families can be together forever in joy and happiness. I know that My Redeemer lives. I have felt of His love and of His tender mercies in my life and looking back He was directing me more closely than I could ever imagine. Revelation is real, we can communicate with our Father in Heaven and He will answer us. I cant wait to share everything I have learned with you and the rest of the family. I am happy and I am doing well. I will let you know if I need anything and please let me know if you need anything. I may be on the other side of the world but I can still help with some things :) Love you mom. I will give you a quick call on Saturday to let you know what number to call on Sunday. Have a great week.